Nabha Princely State

06 Dec 2018  Thu

During the British era, Nabha state was one of the Phulkian Princely States of Punjab. It was covered across a total area was 966 square miles. It was divided into three nizamats, Amloh, Bawal and Phul. Amloh nizamat had fertile tract called the Pawadh, Phul nizamat was comprised of arid tract called the Jungle and Bawal area was under Rajpuatana desert. Nabha town was the capital of the state. They bore the title of Maharaja from 1911 and were entitled to 13 gun salute.

The earlier rulers of Nabha State used the Durrani Couplet on its coinage but later on it change to Sikh legend. The Durrani couplet is found on a few coins of these rulers, which indicates it was used for ceremonial purposes only.

Hira Singh rules the Nabha state from 1870 to 1911 AD. During the reign issued gold and silver coins in the denomination of Mohur and Rupee from Nabaha mint. Represented above silver Rupee of Hira Singh was sold for INR 11,000 by Todywalla Auctions. The obverse of a coin depicts the ‘Gobindshahi Couplet’. The reverse bears the Katar, Branch, Mint name and Julus formula.

Image Source: Todywalla Auctions